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Recent and upcoming presentations from the SPRINT team

Recruitment: We are looking for a lab manager to work with us on our SPRINT project.

For more information and how to apply please see this page.

SPRINT NEWS, October 2020: The SPRINT team is now based at Radboud University.

SPRINT NEWS, July 2020: SPRINT is in the process of moving to Radboud University where Amalia is now based.

SPRINT NEWS, June 2020: SPRINT now has its own OSF and RG pages. Check them out and follow us: OSF, RG.

Cong has won the Summer Vacation Research Prize 2020, a competition held by the University of Kent. She will receive funding for her project titled 'Where does the beat fall? Speech-beat alignment in singing'. Congratulations Cong!

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SPRINT members will present a poster at the special session "Remote Testing for Auditory and Speech Research" of the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.  

Abstract title: Speech data collection at a distance: Comparing the reliability of acoustic cues across homemade recordings
Date & Session time: 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EST, December 10, 2020
Session title: 4aPPc, Remote Testing for Auditory and Speech Research II (Poster Session)
Abstract code: 4aPPc8

Cong will present a pre-recorded video lecture at the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (with undergraduate research intern Charlotte Slocombe).

Abstract title: Where does the beat fall? Speech-beat alignment in Mandarin and English singing
Date & Session time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, December 10, 2020
Session title: 4aMUa. General Topics in Musical Acoustics IV
Abstract code: 4aMUa2

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the events below have been postponed, cancelled or moved online. We are updating this page as new information emerges. 


 

SPRINT members are presenting their work at BAAP 2020; Amalia's paper (with Mary Baltazani and Stella Gryllia) is titled "Tunes and meaning compositionality in intonation"; Katie's paper is titled "Intonational marking of focus and topic in Djambarrpuyŋu" 

https://sites.google.com/york.ac.uk/baap2020york/home   BAAP HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Amalia is giving a talk at the Cambridge University Linguistic Society on 23 April 2020, titled "Intonational Phonology in the light of cross-linguistic evidence".

https://camlingsoc.wordpress.com/talks/ WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN AUTUMN 2020

Conference presentation at 24th ISTAL on "Meaning compositionality in intonation"; Amalia Arvaniti (with Stella Gryllia and Mary Baltazani)

http://www.new.enl.auth.gr/istal24/ ISTAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 2020

Invited talk at Speech Prosody 2020 Satellite Workshop on "Representations in Intonational Phonology: How different is Intonational Phonology, and from what?". Amalia's talk is titled "Intonational phonology in the light of cross-linguistic evidence" http://sites.bu.edu/ripworkshop2020/ WORKSHOP WILL BE RESCHEDULED

 

Conference presentation at Laboratory Phonology on "Decomposing intonational meaning: tonal and segmental contributions"; Amalia Arvaniti (with Stella Gryllia and Mary Baltazani) https://labphon.org/labphon17  CANCELLED

Amalia is also a co-organizer of a LabPhon satellite event titled Forms and representations in phonology: in honour of Bob Ladd WORKSHOP WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AS A PaPE SATELLITE (JUNE 3, 2020, BARCELONA)

PREVIOUS TALKS

 

Amalia gave an invited talk, titled "The phonetics and phonology of intonation in the light of cross-linguistic evidence" at the GLOW Workshop on "Prosody in Speech Signal, Perception, and Gestures" organized by Marzena Zygis and Stefanie Jannedy (ZAS Berlin)

https://glowlinguistics.org/43/  The invited talk is available at https://osf.io/meetings/glow43hu/

Conference presentation at Speech Prosody 2020 on "Linguistic experience and rhythm perception"; Amalia Arvaniti (with Sumio Kobayashi as first author) https://sp2020.jpn.org/ IS AVAILABLE IN THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Conference presentation at Speech Prosody 2020 on "The contribution of pitch accents and boundary tones to intonation meaning"; Amalia Arvaniti (with Stella Gryllia and Mary Baltazani) https://sp2020.jpn.org/ IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Conference presentation at Speech Prosody 2020 on "Segment duration and proportion in Mandarin singing"; Cong Zhang (with Xinrong Wang) https://sp2020.jpn.org/ IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Amalia Arvaniti gave a talk at the General Linguistics Seminar, Oxford on 10th February 2020, titled "Intonational phonology in the light of crosslinguistic evidence of variability"

https://www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/files/gls-ht2020-seminar-series-programme.pdf

Amalia in Oxford (photo credit Cong Zhang)

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SPRINT

SPRINT is the acronym of grant ERC-ADG-835263 titled "Speech Prosody in Interaction: The form and function of intonation in human communication". SPRINT is a 5-year (2019-2024) €2,481,196 research program funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Amalia Arvaniti is the Principal Investigator. SPRINT is currently based at Radboud University.

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